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[Update] Trump PAC Spox Defects, Urges Supporters NOT to Vote for Him

One of Trump’s Super PAC spokeswomen has defected from the organization and is now urging his supporters NOT TO VOTE FOR HIM. Below are some quotes for her article, for the full story, click the link.

[Update] This story is moving quickly – Katie Couric has interviewed the author on Yahoo! news this morning. Ms. Cegielski lays out her reasoning to urge people not to vote for Trump more thoroughly in the interview. She finds his comments about “people in general to be offensive”. Finds him “not leaderly”, “not kind to women”, and holds him in strong contempt for continuing to attack Megyn Kelly.

An Open Letter to Trump Voters from His Top Strategist-Turned-Defector
I respect Trump’s fans. That’s why I can no longer support the man himself.
STEPHANIE CEGIELSKI MAR 28, 2016

Even Trump’s most trusted advisors didn’t expect him to fare this well.

Almost a year ago, recruited for my public relations and public policy expertise, I sat in Trump Tower being told that the goal was to get The Donald to poll in double digits and come in second in delegate count. That was it.

The Trump camp would have been satisfied to see him polling at 12% and taking second place to a candidate who might hold 50%. His candidacy was a protest candidacy.

I don’t think even Trump thought he would get this far. And I don’t even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all.

He certainly was never prepared or equipped to go all the way to the White House, but his ego has now taken over the driver’s seat, and nothing else matters. The Donald does not fail. The Donald does not have any weakness. The Donald is his own biggest enemy.

I’ll say it again: Trump never intended to be the candidate. But his pride is too out of control to stop him now.

You can give Trump the biggest gift possible if you are a Trump supporter: stop supporting him.

He doesn’t want the White House. He just wants to be able to say that he could have run the White House. He’s achieved that already and then some. If there is any question, take it from someone who was recruited to help the candidate succeed, and initially very much wanted him to do so.